We will be using this book to strenghten our memory, practice handwriting, and practice public speaking. It’s a book full of short poems for all ages by authors like Mary Ann Hoberman, Gary Soto, Langston Hughes, John Keats, and many more. We will also incorporate poetry writing into this as well, for our language arts studies, by learning about poem structure and how it relates to music. Purchase your copy on Amazon or see what others think about it.
~ Learn about the components of a cell phone
~ Open up a cell phone and label it’s parts
~ Try to put cell phone back together
This week, the Sphinxes will work on their first Project Based Learning unit. I am starting light to see how it goes. For Miss Sphinx graphing will be a review but for Young Sphinx it will be an introduction. We will use this project that we found at Teach21 as a guide. Each week (or two) will be a new project in which we’ll create a folder/journal to record all of our work. I plan to make each project based mainly on a particular subject and go from there. For example, this project is math based but we will include some history and writing exercises.
Week 1 of each month – Science
Week 2 of each month – Language Arts
Week 3 of each month – Math
Week 4 of each month – Social Studies
I am super new to this but I have to keep enhancement relevant and interested. I can’t do the same thing every single day so I know my Sphinxes can’t either and what child doesn’t love doing projects?
According to the Rubric for this project, we’ll work on addition, subtraction , multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and integers. The Sphinxes will create spreadsheets on Excel, a PowerPoint presentation, and Miss Sphinx will actually write a 1-2 report to close out the week. We also will use our creative skills to make a flyer for our favorite phones although I haven’t decided if we’ll do them online, offline, or both. The children will create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast each cell phone provider, and of course, they’ll create various graphs based on surveys and other information.
Young Sphinx and I are going to revisit oceans. Since our planet is over 75% water, it’s probably super important that we know as much about the oceans and seas as we can. We found one book, in particular, called Oceans For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave that has a lot of projects and activities that can be used for enrichment. Since Young Sphinx responds well to hands-on learning, we will use this book for project ideas. The projects from the book are simple enough to do daily and in-depth enough to get the concepts across thoroughly when combined with other resources. The next few weeks should be very fun for us!
This week we started working on the human body. My son loves projects and during our day on Monday he asked if he could do one. Of course I didn’t have anything planned so I looked online and found this quick one. We did a frontal side with usable lungs and simple digestive system and a back side with a spine that had the correct number of vertebrate drawn into it in the form of lines. The lungs can be filled with air and the stomach can be filled with “food.” We also added small and large intestines.
- Angles Worksheets at SuperTeacher Worksheets
- Free Geometry worksheets
- SchoolExpress Worksheets and Units
- Introduction to Robotics
- Types of robots
- Robot worksheets and units
- Build a robot
- Make a robot online
For our FREE U Africa Study Unit, we are working on Modern Egypt. I really wanted to try lapbooking but it seemed a bit juvenile for my older daughter, so I began to create a Modern Egypt Virtual Notebooking eBook for her. Below is a sample of that eBook. Feel free to right click and save it to your computer for your own personal use. Virtual eBook are meant to be completed at a desktop, laptop, or on a mobile device. Finished eBooks will be in PDF format however this preview is a JPG file to be completed in Microsoft Paint or a similar program. The eBook in its entirety will be available for download soon! If you have an idea for a virtual eBook that you’d like to see made into reality, shoot us an email and we’ll see what we can do!